TintriOS 3.2 update introduces per VM level QOS

Yesterday I had a great chat with Tintri Sr. Director of Products Chuck Dubuque about their newest TintriOS update. My first post about Tintri is exactly from 2 years back. Tintri was the first to have VM-aware storage where VMware is currently doing a similar thing with VVols and other vendors are following their footsteps. … Read more TintriOS 3.2 update introduces per VM level QOS

PernixData Announces General Availability of FVP 1.0

On the very last Storage Field Day 3 in Denver Colorado where I was invited as a delegate. I was introduced to a brand new startupstill  in stealth mode named PernixData. The company introduction was done by Satyam Vaghani a great story teller. Tomorrow August 6th PernixData will announce the General Availability of FVP 1.0 … Read more PernixData Announces General Availability of FVP 1.0

Nutanix – NOS 3.0 & NX3000 – The 400VM 2U Building Block

Nutanix’s mission is to virtualize a datacenter without the need for a SAN. This approach allows for many benefits, such as buy what you need, when you need it and a reduction in complexity around architecture and operations. The NX3000 The Nutanix NX3000 comes per block of 4 blade like servers called ‘nodes’. Each Node … Read more Nutanix – NOS 3.0 & NX3000 – The 400VM 2U Building Block

Building superfast whitebox storage with Nexenta CE

I spent some time this weekend upgrading my home lab. I needed to improve my shared storage and hoped that I could reuse old h/w instead of buying something new and expensive. I’ve been using an QNAP TS-459 Pro II Turbo NAS for the last couple of year. It’s iSCSI performance is acceptable for 1-5 VM’s but when I needed to build a complete View environment or vCloud Director lab I usually reverted to local storage which rather defeated the purpose.

I started to look around for storage solutions that could give me loads of IOps with 4+ SATA disks and three SSD’s with options like auto-tiering and VAAI to get the IOps I wanted and 2Tb+ of usable storage. In my professional work I work daily with these kind of enterprise storage boxes and nowadays it is all about software. Would it be possible to build something like that myself?

I’ve send some tweets around to storage people all around the globe and everybody answered “try #Nexenta It has Cache and VAAI”. Now this gets interesting!

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